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How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Greenfield

How to Know When to Replace Your Patio Doors in Greenfield

The right patio door can help your Greenfield home seem more spacious. And allow more natural light and fresh air inside.

When it’s time to put in a new door, you’ll start to observe several symptoms. Like how the door looks and how it works.

Our professionals at Pella of Greenfield can help you decide when it’s time for a new patio door. And help you select the ideal patio door for your home.

Door is Difficult to Open or Stuck

Severe weather—rain, snow or even excessive sun—can warp your door frame. This can cause your patio door to malfunction.

Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors open along a horizontal track.

When they won’t open, the rollers could be to blame. Or the door might not be aligned with the track.

A professional should examine your sliding door if it makes a rubbing sound while sliding.

French Doors

A French patio door should swing freely outward or inward, depending on the style you have.

When the door isn’t opening the way it should, the hinges could be breaking down and close to malfunctioning. The latch can also become immovable, making your patio doors unusable.

Old doors can warp and damage your floor when you close the door.

A professional should take a look at your French-style doors if they grate against the floor or ground when opened or closed.

Room is Too Hot or Cold

Drafts are a major hint that you need to install a new patio door. When seals around doors age, they can get smaller and break.

You can look for for drafts by lighting an incense stick by the door. There’s a draft if the smoke moves toward the edges of the door.

A drafty patio door can make your room appear too hot or too cold. It could also drive up your energy costs.

Visible Gaps or Cracks

It’s time to install a new patio door if you see gaps between the two doors or between the doors and the frame. This can cost you on your energy bills.

Snow or rain can seep through these gaps, causing damage to your door and flooring.

Change out wooden patio doors that are chipping, peeling or blistering. This could indicate the door is deteriorating from the inside.

Condensation

Your patio door’s seal might be leaky if condensation is noticeable between the glass.

Condensation can also be caused by poor installation or humidity.

If the seal fails, air and moisture can collect between the panes. This can compromise insulation and energy savings.

Broken Glass or Other Damage

Hail can cause severe structural damage to patio doors. Replace doors with exterior or glass damage.

Outdated Style

Maybe you’re just hoping for a contemporary style. A new patio door may help reduce your energy bills and enhance your home’s value.

ENERGY STAR®-rated models1 include energy efficient options like:

  • Dual- and triple-pane glass.
  • Low-emissivity glass coating to keep your home cozier in the winter and more temperate in the summer.
  • Colorless, nontoxic argon gas between panes for the best possible insulation.
  • Between-the-glass blinds and shades.

Patio Doors Designed for Real Life

We can help you discover the ideal patio door to complement your home’s style, your preferences and your budget. Whether you’re looking for a bifold patio door, modern sliding French patio door or a classic glass sliding patio door.

Schedule an appointment online today. Or come to our showroom in Greenfield.

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1Some Pella® products may not meet ENERGY STAR® guidelines in Canada. For more information, contact your local Pella sales representative or go to energystar.gc.ca.
 
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